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  1. nspiro

    My new indian ringneck is scared of hands

    Hi, this is my first post and I am still learning about avian avenue, but I'm here to stay, that's for sure :) I got my first ever parrot, an indian ringneck, his name is Kiwi he is 4 years old and has had 2 previous owners. I got him yesterday and so far I noticed he isn't afraid of me and my...
  2. S

    Baby Pionus Tips?

    Hello :) This is my first time posting anything on here but I have been lurking around the forums for a while now. After months and months of research and consideration, it's very possible that I will be bringing home a newly weened baby White Capped Pionus in a few weeks. Just curious if...
  3. HazelNut33

    Your Opinion on Macaw as a First Bird

    One of my friends is a huge bird fan and desperately wants a macaw. She's never owned a bird before though but she's spent countless hours for about a year and a half at the local bird rescue. Her dream bird is a macaw and she doesn't want a starter bird that she'll have to take care of even...
  4. Stevie

    Blast From The Past! My First Budgie!

    Ok so…… this is me we think the year was 1981 as I would have been around 3 or 4 years old with our pet budgie “Joey” sitting on my head. He used to love to fly around the house then land on my head. My Mum swears she didn’t make me wear this jumper on purpose which I think she did as it matches...
  5. AussieBird

    What was your first parrot?

    Thought this would be an interesting thread. What was/is your first parrot/s? Their name? What was/is your experience with them like? Do you still own that parrot/s? I will start. Even though Washington was first he was a family parrot and not really mine, so I will do the first ones that were...
  6. ZY28

    What bird would be good for me?

    I have been researching for a pet bird, but none seem to be good for me. I wonder if someone would have any suggestions. I can commit 50 years for a bird. I do live in a condo right now. I never own a bird before. I would like to have a cuddly bird. I have minor allergies. I would love to do...
  7. peaches13

    Need advice for cockatiel tame

    Hello. I have a cockatiel for the first time and his name is cherry. Last week, when Cherry was doing tame training with me, she stayed still when she touched his head with a finger with a spray millet, and came up to me. Last week, Cherry wanted to come out of the cage, so he opened the door...
  8. S

    Looking to adopt my first bird!

    Hello everyone! I am excited to find this wealth of information on all things birds. I grew up owning a cockatiel and with close family that had an african grey. I knew when the time was right I would have a bird of my own. My fiance and I finally bought our first home this last summer and now...
  9. peaches13

    Video Processing of tame training to my cockatiel

    Hello, I was the last time I posted a new cockatiel for adoption and need help. When I tried using the tips from the previous post, I saw my bird still scared of my hands, but started eating the spray millet and drinking water. I'm still tame with my bird and I'm going to go to the vet. I am...
  10. D

    Best Canary Cage

    Hi, I’m new to this website, so sorry if I’m posting this in the wrong section; I’m still figuring things out. I’m getting a canary in July, but I want to make sure that I have a proper cage. For those of you that have owned a single canary before, or just have more knowledge than I do, is...
  11. TheToddicus

    First Time Bird Owner

    Hi all! I'm a first time bird owner with a hand-tame lutino cockatiel called Bambino, coming up to 6 months old. He bonded with me really quickly and now loves my partner too. We decided not to have him clipped and he's really good at flying now, he can be a bit mischievous but he's got a...
  12. Nicole Bred

    Help! Did I mess up?

    Hello! Me and my boyfriend just yesterday bought a cockatiel (3months old from a breeder) and we brought him home and he sat with me while watching my boyfriend set up his cage, he was nice and let me pet him and all this jazz and once the cage was done we put him in to clean up. But that’s...
  13. B

    Lovebird or Cockatiel?

    Hello! I'm very new to Avian Avenue, so if this isn't the correct place to ask this please inform me and I'll move it! So, about two years ago I decided I wanted a bird. And thankfully, I have done plenty of research on their care and what a huge commitment getting ANY bird is since then because...
  14. Cosette Gagne

    Molting? GCC

    Hello all! This is my first post. I've been lurking on the forums for a bit. Got my Yellow sided GCC in March of this year. He is now 6 months old. I believe he has started molting but I'm not quite sure. We have had a couple really nice, warm days here in New England. I took him for a walk...
  15. SgtNikola

    Niko, my first bird

    Hi! I just brought home my first bird last Saturday. He is a 4 year old yellow sided green cheek conure, Nikola Tesla. I picked him out 2 weeks ago, shortly after he was dropped off at the bird shop. The people who had him before needed to rehome him, and he warmed up to me pretty quickly...
  16. J

    Hi there!

    Hello! Just joined so I can ask questions and take the very best care of my new budgie Jan. I'm new to being a bird parent, so any help is appreciated!
  17. Duel

    Tips for training/taming my first bird?

    I recently got a lovebird that's around 3 months and a half old now though I got him when he was 2 months and a half. I received him with his wings clipped so I think that's why he's scared of me most of the time because he can't get away. I leave his cage open so that he comes out on his own...
  18. B

    Looking for advice on first bird

    Hello everyone! I have been interested in bird ownership for quite a while and have been doing a lot of research for the past few months. The problem I am having now is that I am not sure what type of bird would be best for me, there are so many that I am interested in. I have had some people...
  19. Memowe

    What do you think of my set up? First time bird owner

    Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are going to be getting our first bird this Saturday. We're hoping to get either a parrotlet, cockatiel, or green cheek conure. The cage is an hq flight cage. I was hoping you'd give your thoughts on our cage! Thank you all! If you have any suggestions please let...
  20. D

    new bird owner

    hey everyone, i need some advice. so last week i got myself my first ever parrot pet - a cockatiel. he’s a male and his name is luigi. i’ve read many guides and i have a general idea on how to take proper care of him. now, i know that it is strictly not allowed to put your hand into the cage...